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EUROVISION BLUES

As this blog is called THEN HOTEL EUROPE or T.H.E. I feel that an European event such as Eurovision cannot be left out of this blog.

When you watch Eurovision you may have the feeling that you hear a lot of languages but this is not always the case. The Catalan language can be sometimes heard thanks to Andorra. Spain has never sent a song in Catalan. There was a time when a singer called Joan Manuel Serrat wanted to sing in Catalan but he was not allowed.

Some dacades ago, we the Europeans we were only united to fight wars between us. Now, decades later we are just united to bear other songs. So, even if some of the songs tonight may be a atack to our ears, they are just soft music in comparison to the European sounds of war that our continent suffer from centuries. Only for that reason I think that Eurovision deserves all our love. As long as we sing together, together we sing!

By, the way, I have read that France sends its song in Corsican. Let’s hope that Spain takes notice of this.

Love to all the Eurovision fans from around the world! 

UNITED KINGDOM. “I CAN” by BLUE:

FRANCE. “SOGNU” by AMAURY VASSILI:

The lyrics of SOGNU:

Sognu di ste labbre
Di sta voce chjara è pura
Mai spentu ricordu di tè
Quella notte cui cun tèSognu, mi lamentu
U moi core, ‘n hà primura
Di a vita aspettu dumane
Invinuchjatu, guardu u mare

Spart’u mondu cun tè
Ma tu, ti ne vogli’andà
Canteraghju vittoria
Luntanu da tè, pensu sempre che
Sei intornu a mè, sognu di tè

Canteraghju, canteraghju a tè
A canzona l’o i mé

Piengu è so male
Pregu u celu fin’a more
Cui dai monti, guidi front’ a tè
Per svegliammi da stu sognu

Sè tu mori, eu diné

This song in Corsican reminds me of the Italian language but it also reminds me a bit of Catalan too! How nice to have such a beautiful song sung in a such a familiar language.

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